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Bilkent IR Talks, Fall 2021- 4

Alvaro Rodriguez
The UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey
"Our Common Agenda: A Greener, Sustainable and Peaceful Future for All"
Time: Nov 17, 2021 15:30
Venue: V-04 Auditorium

Short Bio:
Prior to becoming Officer-in-Charge in Turkey, Mr Rodriguez was UN Resident Coordinator in the United Republic of Tanzania from August 2014. Mr. Rodriguez has served in the UN since 1991 when he began his work with UNDP in Kenya and then served in China and Thailand.
Over the course of his career with the UN he has held senior level positions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia where he was UNDP Country Director. Additionally, he has previously served as Policy Support Coordinator in UNDP Headquarters in New York where he was responsible for the oversight of UNDPÔÇÖs Global Programme.
Mr. Rodriguez has expertise in capacity development, electoral assistance, crisis prevention, humanitarian response and recovery, risk management, environmental management as well as disaster risk reduction.
Mr. Rodriguez is originally from Chile, but is a citizen of Canada. He has studied in Chile, Canada, India and Australia and holds degrees in several fields related to Development and Development Economics.